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Florida Annual Report Service & Filing Instructions

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The state of Florida requires all Florida LLCs, corporations, nonprofits, LPs, and LLPs to file an annual report each year with the Florida Secretary of State, Division of Corporations. The following is an easy-to-read guide for how to file the Florida Annual Report yourself. These instructions also include due dates, required information, filing fees, and answers to questions you may have along the way.

Additionally, if you’d prefer not to file your annual report yourself, you can always hire us to do it for you.

Need to file in another state? Visit our State-by-State Annual Report Guide.

How to File Your Florida Annual Report

Submitting the Florida Annual Report requires the following steps:

  1. Figure out when your annual report is due and your business’s filing fee.
  2. Complete your report online.
  3. Submit your report and pay the filing fee.


Florida Annual Report Due Dates and Fees

The following chart breaks down the due dates and filing fees for the Florida Annual Report.

Florida Annual Report Fee Schedule

Business Type


Due Date

How to File

Corporations – foreign and domestic


Between January 1 and May 1


LLCs – foreign and domestic


Between January 1 and May 1


Nonprofits, Cooperatives, and Religious Corporations


Between January 1 and May 1


LPs, LLPs – foreign and domestic


Between January 1 and May 1


Late Fees: Florida LLCs, corporations, LPs, and LLPs—foreign and domestic—must pay a $400 late fee for failing to file an annual report on time. Nonprofits are not subject to late fees. However, all businesses will be administratively dissolved if their annual report has not been filed by the third Friday of September.

Filing Your Florida Annual Report

The Florida Annual Report can only be filed online through Florida’s Annual Report-Sunbiz page. However, the filing fee can be paid online or by mail with a check/money order.

  • To file your report, go to the Sunbiz annual report login page and enter your 12 digit document number. Don’t remember your number? You can easily look it up by searching the Florida Sunbiz business database.
  • Once you’re successfully logged in, you will immediately begin the filing process.

Here’s a complete list of everything you need to include, verify, or update on your Florida Annual Report:

  • Your 12 digit document number.

  • Business name. You can’t change your business name on an annual report. If you need to change/update your Florida business name, you’ll need to file an amendment for your business entity.

  • Business FEIN (federal employer identification number).

  • Principal office and mailing address.

  • Registered agent information: include the Florida registered agent’s name, physical address, and electronic signature.

  • Principals names and addresses: include all officers/directors, managers/individuals authorized to manage the business, or general partners.

  • Name, title, and address of the person filing.

After submitting your Florida Annual Report, you can pay the filing fee with a credit card, debit card, check, or money order. To pay by check or money order, select the “pay by check” option and a payment voucher will automatically download for you to print. Your payment voucher and check/money order must be postmarked by May 1 in order to avoid late fees.

Looking for a hassle-free way to guarantee your report always gets filed on time? Never want to worry about huge late fees or penalties? Hire Northwest Registered Agent to complete and submit your Florida Annual Report for you!

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How Our Florida Annual Report Service Works

For $100 plus the state-mandated report fee, we’ll file your annual report. For most domestic corporations, that’s $250 total.

  • You can sign up for this service by itself or add it on to an existing service. Compliance service is also automatically added when you hire us to provide your registered agent service or form your Florida LLC, Florida corporation or Florida nonprofit.

  • Once you’ve signed up for our business renewal service, you’ll pay nothing up front. We’ll send you a reminder 90 days before your filing due date and auto-charge your preferred method five days later.

Annual Report Service Benefits

At Northwest Registered Agent, we’re committed to protecting our clients’ privacy. Florida Annual Reports are public record, so we’ve designed our annual report service to protect your privacy. Here’s how:

  1. In order to preserve your privacy, we will list OUR contact information instead of yours.

  2. Only the minimum required information will be included.

  3. We will list our IP address – limiting the connection between your cell phone, personal computer, and work computers – this makes it harder for advertisers to follow you.

  4. We will list our bank and credit card information – not yours.

We believe everyone has the right to keep their information private. That’s why privacy is our guiding principle when we create every service and product.

Florida Annual Report FAQ

Does the state of Florida require initial reports?

Nope. New business do not have to file initial reports in Florida.

What happens if I file my Florida Annual Report after May 1?

If you fail to file a Florida Annual Report by May 1, your business will be charged a $400 – yes, $400 – late fee. Nonprofits are the only entities that will not be assessed a penalty fee.

If you continue to be delinquent and don’t submit a report by the third Friday in September, your business will be administratively dissolved the following week.

How long does it take for my Florida Annual Report to be processed?

If you file and pay online, your Florida Annual Report will be processed immediately. However, if you mail in your payment, your report will be processed in the order it was received.

Who is authorized to file a Florida Annual Report?

After starting a Florida business, your Florida Annual Report can be submitted by an officer/director, member/manager, or someone your business employs to file on its behalf. When you hire Northwest Registered Agent for business renewal service, we’ll file your Florida Annual Report for you!

Do Florida Annual Reports need original signatures?

No. The Florida Annual Report must be filed online. You can provide copies of original documents and signatures.

Where can I get more information about the State of Florida Annual Report filing?

Florida Secretary of State
The Centre of Tallahassee
2415 N. Monroe Street, Suite 810
Tallahassee, FL 32303
T: (850) 245-6000
Fax: (850) 245-6014
Mailing Address:

PO Box 6327
Tallahassee, FL 32314

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